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November 16, 2010 AT 9:13 am

Digital caliper tricks

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Digital Caliper Tricks at Buildlog.Net Blog via MakerBot.

A digital caliper is one of the most useful accessories to a 3D printer. With a caliper in hand you can ensure you’re going to end up with accurate replacement or upgrade parts. Some Skeinforge guides even suggest using calipers to assist in calibrating your printer. The guys over at Buildlog.net have put together a short guide with some tips and tricks for using your digital calipers.


Digimatic Lrg

Digimaticled Lrg

NEW PRODUCT Mitutoyo – Absolute Digimatic Digital Calipers. The most useful tool we’ve ever laid our hands on. These calipers are indestructible and ultra-precise. These digital calipers work by having a capacitive sensor instead of a rack and pinion, so they never go out of alignment even if, say, you accidentally drop them (a few times). One button converts the measurement from millimeters to inches. Perfect for measuring components. We’ve used the same pair multiple times daily for 5 years and never replaced the battery. They are very much treasured and we’re very pleased to be offer them in the store as The Best Calipers On Earth.

  • Large and clear LCD readout.
  • The ZERO/ABS key allows the display to be Zero-Set at any slider position along the scale for incremental comparison measurements.
  • The In./mm key instantly converts from Imperial to Metric (or vice versa)
  • Measuring Range Max:6″
  • Accuracy:0.001″
  • Resolution:0.0005″/0.01mm
  • Instrument Accuracy ±:0.001″
  • Lower Scale Measuring Range:0-6″/0-150 mm
  • Expected battery life: 3.5 years
  • Made in Japan

It took us a very long time to get in and at a great price, we think this is THE holiday gift this year for the maker, hacker, engineer or scientist in your life – or just get them for yourself, they’ll last a lifetime. Hard case included.

We have a limited supply but they are in stock and shipping now.


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1 Comment

  1. Another good writeup on uses of calipers:
    http://littlemachineshop.com/Instructions/UsingCalipers.pdf

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